So, lent is here.
As a christian, it’s not necessary to fast for lent like catholics do. I, myself, have fasted for a closer connection with Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit. I’m here to tell you that it absolutely works but there’s more to it than just giving up a certain food…especially to lose some holiday weight. Fasting for Christ is strictly to show Him how much you mean to Him. As we give up a certain food/activity we need to be cautious to spend our time in prayer as we are faced with the temptation of desires we gave up. Also, be as humble about your fasting as possible! Fasting isn’t supposed to kill you, it’s supposed to lift you up and make you stronger in the name of Jesus. If the Holy Spirit has compelled you to have a closer relationship with Christ, GO FOR IT! I highly encourage you to fast anytime regardless of lent! This year I’m going to participate with everyone else. I gave up something I’ve noticed I have no absolutely no control over lately but with the help of Jesus Christ I can EASILY face this. So here it goes. No bread or carbs for this gal!
For all of you who are fasting, remember why you chose to do it in the first place. Keep your eyes on JESUS!
Matthew 6:16-18 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”
This was my delicious dinner last night 😛